woensdag 25 maart 2020

Hemmings Daily: Hemmings editors pick their post-apocalyptic vehicles. Are they all doomed?

Hemmings editors pick their post-apocalyptic vehicles. Are they all doomed?
Yes, everything's upended these days. For example, though the caption above says that's a picture from Mad Max: Fury Road, it's actually me and the boys scouring Bennington for peanut butter M&Ms after I ran through my quarantine stash. (Guess which one's me!) But no, we're not actually staring down the end times. However, that […]
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New sports car chassis addresses roadblock to getting decades-old sport specials back on the track
For many a sports and racing car builder in the Fifties, Frank Kurtis' "off-the-shelf" chassis had little equal. It provided good handling, room for bigger engines, and could be slipped under many homebuilt specials and fiberglass bodies in the days before kit cars came along. For John Pascucci, however, they were merely a starting point […]
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Hemmings Find of the Day: 1985 Chevrolet Camaro Contempo Cantara
It looks like a Camaro from the front but, like the mullet hairstyle often associated with '80s pony cars, it's definitely party in the back. Fiberclassics has a little history on this body kit, offered for both the Camaro and Firebird, from an older found listing. As for the 1985 Chevrolet Camaro Contempo Cantara for […]
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Coronavirus claims Larry Rathgeb, 50 years after he oversaw the first closed-circuit 200-mph lap
Fifty years ago, to the day, Larry Rathgeb had brought a cadre of engineers, a hired shoe, and the hottest car on the planet to Talladega. His goal: get the driver, Buddy Baker, to push the car, the Dodge Charger Daytona engineering mule, past 200 mph to set a world record. Indeed, Rathgeb and his […]
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1979
Date: 1979 Location: Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Source: via Tom Clark What do you see here?
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Recommended Reading – A Century of Automotive Style: 100 Years of American Car Design
  Within the 306 pages of this 9.5 x 12.5-inch hardcover book exists the most authoritative story ever told about how American automobiles were designed and styled and the men responsible for it all. It's one of those rare books that you really can't put down once you start reading it. Written by noted automotive […]
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New sports car chassis designed to get decades-old sport specials back on the track
For many a sports and racing car builder in the Fifties, Frank Kurtis' "off-the-shelf" chassis had little equal. It provided good handling, room for bigger engines, and could be slipped under many homebuilt specials and fiberglass bodies in the days before kit cars came along. For John Pascucci, however, they were merely a starting point […]
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